Joint Spring Conference 2017 of E-Finance Lab and usd AG



The E-Finance Lab and the IT-security auditor and consulting company usd AG cordially invite you to the 2017 Spring Conference. The event will be held on February 15th, 2017, at Campus Westend of Goethe University Frankfurt and is organized by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Steinmetz and his team (layer 1). Participants have the chance to discuss the topic of "Cyber Security and Finance – Challenges, Counter Measures, and Application Experiences” with speakers from science and practice.

In this context, we are proud to announce Christian Funk, Head of Global Research & Analysis Team at Kaspersky Lab, Abdou Naby Diaw, Chief Security Officer (CSO) at Vodafone GmbH, and Martin Borrett, CTO at IBM Security Europe, among others as our speakers.

The conference aims for bridging between important topics of the financial sector and cyber security challenges. We sincerely invite participants from the financial practice, academia, regulation, and service providers to take part of the discussions on the state-of-the-art technologies and systems as well as on solutions and application experiences.

As always, the participation is free of charge.

Conference Details

Date & Time: Wednesday, February 15th, 2017; 14:00 - 19:45 (registration from 13:30), subsequent Get Together
Venue: Goethe University Frankfurt, Campus Westend, Casino
Address: Nina-Rubinstein-Weg 1, 60323 Frankfurt am Main, Germany (see directions to the conference venue)

(former address: Grüneburgplatz 1, 60323 Frankfurt am Main)

For inquiries, please contact our organizing team.


The registration is closed. For any questions please contact our organizing team.

Agenda Pre-Conference Program*



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Early Registration



Live Hacking, usd AG

Experience live how today’s hackers operate. In this Live Hacking Demonstration, usd security specialists show how an attacker breaks into a fictional internal company network using an elaborate set of technological and social engineering methods. The attacker does not have to be present in order to manipulate employees of the victim company. In this scenario, usd demonstrates live how attackers use drones, USB flash drives, and phishing emails (e.g. CEO-Fraud) to steal or manipulate confidential company data, and more.

Agenda Conference Program*



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Registration and Coffee




Vice President Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mira Mezini, TU Darmstadt



Joint Introduction to Conference Topics

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralf Steinmetz, TU Darmstadt

Manfred Tubach, usd AG

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Koenig, Chair of E-Finance Lab, Goethe Universität Frankfurt



Banking Threats - Switching Targets

Christian Funk, Kaspersky Lab



"We protect" - A viable system for effective IT security management

Dr. Ralf Schneider, Allianz



Understand how the "Security Immune System" coupled with cognition will change the Cyber Security landscape forever!

Martin Borrett, IBM Security Europe



Fraud detection by IT forensics

Prof. Dr. Martin Steinebach, Fraunhofer SIT



Coffee Break



Securing the Gigabit-Society and Critical Infrastructure: Cyber Security in an evolving telecommunication sector

Abdou Naby Diaw, Vodafone GmbH



Cyber Securtiy in the Payment Card Industry: How a global, rigorously implemented industry standard helps minimizing risks and damages

Christopher Kristes, usd AG



Gender differences in Mobile Users' IT Security Appraisals and Protective Actions: Findings from a Mixed-Method Study

Rabea Sonnenschein, Prof. Peter Buxmann, TU Darmstadt, Profilbereich Cybersecurity



Coffee Break



How Information Security Requirements Stress Employees

Clara Ament, Goethe Universität Frankfurt



Age factors in biometric processing

Dr. Christian Rathgeb, Hochschule Darmstadt



Concluding Remarks

Prof. Dr-Ing. Ralf Steinmetz, TU Darmstadt

Manfred Tubach, usd AG

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Koenig, Chair of Business Administration, Goethe Universität Frankfurt, Chair of E-Finance Lab



Get Together

We invite the participants to a dinner in the foyer of the Festsaal



End of Conference


*Version February 8th, 2017